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  1. What’s with the blue jays and rangers? couldnt find wrc+ numbers, somehow?

    Comment by Hardwood — May 28, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

  2. My guess is that they exactly match the end of the green line.

    Comment by siggian — May 28, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

  3. My guess was wrong. The Jays have 100 wRC+ so it is hidden by the league average line. I assume the same for the Rangers.

    Comment by siggian — May 28, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

  4. I’ve tweaked the gray line. Hopefully that should make it easier to see the 100 wRC+ teams.

    Comment by Bradley Woodrum — May 28, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

  5. Does moving in of the fences at Petco account for the difference in DLX vs DLX1? Funny that there’s an opposite effect for the Mariners at Safeco.

    Comment by justaname — May 28, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

  6. Isn’t crediting the Indians’ success thus far to good luck a bit unfair? The lineup is significantly improved from the past couple years. They have depth on the bench (Raburn is overperforming for sure, but they’re doing a great job of keeping guys in their roles). They actually have protection for their best hitters. On top of that, Kipnis and Cabrera are well above their career averages for strikeout rates. I see some luck, but I also see eight hitters in their starting lineup who are better than league average. At no point in the past few years did they have that kind of lineup.

    Comment by Chris — May 28, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

  7. I see no comment above where the author attributes the Indians’ success solely to luck. He is stating that they appear to be getting lucky.

    The author posted about a metric he developed to study which teams may be getting lucky. Are you suggesting that he should have included some strange aside that says, “Yes, while my newly developed metric, about which this post is focused, shows the Indians getting lucky, I feel compelled to point out that they are improved from last year. “?

    A team can be both improved year over year, and be getting lucky. That seems to be the case with the Indians.

    Comment by Cream — May 28, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

  8. I’m a little bit shocked to see such a big swing for the Braves, I kind of figured the lucky (Freeman and Francisco) would counter the unlucky (simmons and McCann) and the extremely unlucky (Chris Johnson) would counter the extremely unlucky (Heyward) guess my eyeballing was off.

    Comment by Scott — May 28, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

  9. I’ve been wondering something similar about WAR and the Padres this year. Doesn’t Batting Runs use multi year park effects? If so, then wouldn’t it be giving us some pretty funky results for the Padres and/or Mariners?

    Right now the Padres are 11th in wRC+ and Batting Runs but 22nd in wOBA. Likewise, they are 3rd from last in FIP, but they are last place in pitching WAR, with the 29th place Astros being miles ahead of them.

    I just can’t help but wonder if park effects are maybe skewing the numbers of the individual players, giving too much credit to the hitters and not enough to the pitchers.

    Comment by JuanPierreDoesSteroids — May 28, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

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